Hi all! My name is Rob Kirby and I will NOT be in attendance at SPX, but through no fault of my own (I lost the lottery, boo hoo)! HOWEVER, my book from Northwest Press called QU33R, which features all new, all color, all cool comics from 33 contemporary cartoonists, is up for an Ignatz award for OUTSTANDING ANTHOLOGY OR COLLECTION. It will be repped at SPX by one of the stellar QU33R contributors (and amazing cartoonist in his own right), ED “Wuvable Oaf” LUCE (at table K7). Pretty cool, huh!
My zine PRATFALL will be debuting at SPX as well, featuring 14 cartoonists (including queer cartoonists Tony Breed, Becky Hawkins, Carrie McNinch, and me), all relating true tales of embarrassing accidents and other mayhem. (But it’s funny!) It will be repped by the great John Porcellino at K14 & by the amazing Jason Viola and Cara Bean at tables C8 & C9 (all three of them are PRATFALL contributors as well).
Got all that “Straight”? (Ha ha) Thanks for reading - I hope everyone has an amazing time! Even without me there. xo
Another excerpt from "Comics Nerd: A Brief History", a 3 page story I drew for the upcoming SubCultures anthology, edited by Whit Taylor, from Ninth Art Press.
For this piece I tried to distill my relationship (if not obsession) with comics throughout key areas of my life. The queer comics/zines angle is really highlighted in these panels. These pivotal encounters changed my life, seriously.
The second installment of my restaurant review comic, "Suppertime," takes place at Coup d’ Etat in Uptown Minneapolis. Read the whole thing on the Twin Cities Daily Planet website.
Final cover image for PRATFALL (rendered with colored paper & gluestick) which stars a stellar line up of alt-comics klutzes - coming soon to an expo near you! (Ordering info coming soon, I promise)
QU33R, the book I edited that was published by Northwest Press, has been nominated for an Ignatz award for Outstanding Anthology or Collection. Very proud!
My interview with the Yeti Press boys is up on Panel Patter today